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Keep it Positive, Sweetie

Author: Crystal Renee Hayslett

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A safe space for women to heal, love and grow, curated by Crystal Renee Hayslett.

36 Episodes
Y'all have been asking for my brother and costar Devale to join me on the couch and we finally made it happen! We talk about everything from football, business, faith and most importantly family. If you know anything about Devale, you know he loves his family and he's proud to be from Brooklyn. Grab your tissues because this one is a tear jerker.
This week I have the talented and fabulous Miss Lawrence on the couch. I knew we were going to kiki, but I had no idea that he was going to preach a good sermon. He reminds all of us to nurture the gifts that God gave us and to always be our authentic self.
Excited to kick off season 4 with my good sis, Khadeen Ellis. A lot of y'all see her on social media and know her as a wife and mom to 4 whole boys, but she is so much more than that and I felt it as important for you to see her heart and hear her voice.
This week I have none other than the incredibly funny, God fearing, sweet and gracious Pretty Vee on the couch. Ever since I met Vee she's been a bright light and I wanted the world to know that she's so much more than a comedian. Get to know the woman behind the skits. Sis is prophetic in the word!
In this weeks episode, I have former NBA player now author, Josh Powell on the couch. I learned about Josh through mutual friends who shared with me how moved they were by his vulnerability and the open conversations he has been having about healing his relationship with love, lust and sex. So many of us can relate to his journey! Tune in and be sure to get his book, What I Wish I Knew: The Wisdom Gained From Relationships, Love, and Lust
This week I invited my longtime friend and brother from another mother, MarQuis, to join me on the couch. MarQuis has been riding with me since college and we've seen each other through so many ups and downs. We talked about everything from coming out, heartbreak, his heart condition and so much more. Make sure you check out his non-profit www.thebeatitfoundation.
Dear Crystal

Dear Crystal


Hey Sweeties! A lot of you send me fan mail and I'm honored that you take the time to send me encouraging messages and ask for advice. Many of you are really bold with your questions too, so I decided to answer some of them so you can get to know me better. Keep the questions coming Sweetie because you never know when you'll hear yours on the show.
This week we have my brother, Change Church worship leader, songwriter and recording artist, Todd Galberth on the couch. We talk about how dope God is, when he first encountered him, and how every door that Todd has walked through is one that he didn't even see for himself but God made a way. He is the personification of God will make room for your gift. Make sure you listen closely because he's doing his good preaching today.
This week I brought my friend and powerhouse, Shanti Das, on the show to share her story with us. After an unstoppable career as one of the most impactful women in hip-hop, she stepped away from the music industry and started on her own journey of healing and uplifting the community with her non-profit, Silence The Shame. I get a lot of letters from you all about mental health and wanting to give up. If you are any of your loved ones struggle with suicidal thoughts, please call the suicide hotline at 988. I love you Sweeties!
Season 3 Episode 4 | Welcome back Sweeties! This year our first guest is none other than the super talented, highly motivated Peloton Instructor, author and speaker, Alex Toussaint. Alex and I met when I was in the process of purchasing a Peloton bike and we've been friends ever since. His story as a first generation immigrant is inspiring to say the least. Join on us on the couch as we talk about everything from his early beginnings, his faith and his new book, Activate Your Greatness.
Season 3 Episode 3 | My good friend, sis and realtor Quiana stopped by to have girl talk and talk about the pros and cons of being an alpha female, relationships, her career as a real estate agent and a whole lot more. Quiana is a BAWSE who knows what she wants and has no problem getting the job done. Listen and watch as she shares her thoughts on whether or not the alpha woman can have it all.
Season 3 Episode 2 | Oftentimes when people get in the limelight, they hide their love for God and only acknowledge Him publicly during their acceptance speeches. But today's guest loves God publicly and proudly. I invited Megan Ashley on the show to discuss her faith and how she's navigating this new season in her life post her divorce and life after Know For Sure podcast. Get your notes ready because Megan preached a good WORD!
Season 3 Episode 1 | We're kicking season 3 off with the one and only, Kirk Franklin. Not only is he one of my favorite artists, but his music helped me during some of the toughest seasons of my life. In this episode you get to learn about the man behind the mega hits -- and he should high key be a comedian. We talk about everything from his upbringing, his new documentary, his career and so much more.
Season 2 Episode 10 | For our season finale, I sat down with my family and super producer, Will Packer. He's such a great conversationalist, so much so, that he started interviewing me. We talked about everything from our early beginnings in the business, THE Oscar's moment, the strike and much more. Thank y'all so much for tuning in this season! I love y'all and don't forget to keep it positive, sweetie!
Positive Outcomes

Positive Outcomes


In this episode, I'm watching your video submissions for Positive Outcomes letters and y'all told me ALL of your business! Thank you for trusting KIPS to be a safe space. I just want to let you know that I love you guys and I see you. Don't forget to keep it positive, Sweetie.
Season 2 Episode 8 | This week I sat down with my longtime friend Gocha, who has been through a lot and has turned her life around. Gocha is a walking testimony with a story to tell and spreads positivity wherever she goes. She's turned her trials into triumph, becoming a successful entrepreneur, opening a few restaurants and now even franchising them. God has had his hand on her and will continue to keep blessing her. I hope you enjoy meeting her!
Season 2 Episode 7 | Everyone knows it takes a village to pull off production. There are so many departments such as glam, costume design, crafty and more who work to bring your favorite shows and movies to life. I'm so grateful for my hairstylist, Shornell and MUA Manny who work with me on set. The pandemic and the SAG-AFTRA strike hit a lot of us in the industry very hard. I invited Shornell and Manny on my couch to talk about how they navigate seasons of uncertainty in the entertainment industry.
Season 2 Episode 6 | This week Kimberly Blackwell joined me on the couch and we caught up like the cameras weren't rolling. Sometimes you meet people unexpectedly and you hope they are as dope as they seem online; Kim was that and so much more. We talked about ALL of the things such as being hyper independent women, love and friendships, and entrepreneurship. She blessed me with a good word and I hope y'all catch it. I pray this conversation fills your cup.
Season 2 Episode 5 | This week's guest and I go WAY back! I've invited my big brother Kenny Burns on the show. We talk about navigating the entertainment industry, networking, how to keep your integrity and so much more. To watch his trajectory for well over a decade has been beyond inspiring. Make sure you pay attention because he is dropping some gems.
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